News – September 8, 2022

(Juneau) A Juneau teen has been convicted of possessing illicit images of children. Jeremy Slayton uploaded multiple illegal photos to an account with Dropbox. When questioned, Slayton denied making or placing images in Dropbox but he recalled pop ups and reminders to make the account. Detectives found images consistent with child pornography during a search of Slayton’s laptop. Slayton faces up to 75 years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and Slayton is due back in court on November 14th.

(Fond du Lac) Cash bond was set $500,000 for a homeless Fond du Lac man suspected of shooting another person in the parking lot of a Family Dollar. Christopher Bell allegedly fired at two vehicle’s last month and struck a Fond du Lac woman. She suffered non-life threatening injuries. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 11th.

(Wisconsin Dells) The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on numerous drug related charges. An investigation ultimately lead to a search warrant being executed at a motel room in the Wisconsin Dells. During the search, law enforcement located over an ounce of fentanyl, meth, THC, drug paraphernalia, and packaging material. Twenty-six-year-old Cody Fry of Baraboo, 20-year-old Katelynn McDonald of Wisconsin Dells, and 26 Eli Matson of Elroy were taken into custody.

(Fond du Lac) During a special meeting Tuesday night, the Fond du Lac School Board accepted the resignations of four top administrators. Following a closed session, the board appointed interim replacements. Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jeff Fleig (flag) says the timing of the resignations was coincidental and not part of a coordinated effort. Director of Human Resources Stacey Bramstedt; Director of Pupil Services Katie Moder; Evans Elementary School Principal Amy Rettler; and the District Communications Director Nicole Noonan are resigned in late August.

(Waupun) State officials are touring the state prison farm and dairy in Waupun this morning. Department of Agriculture Secretary Randy Romanski and Department of Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr are visiting the milking parlor and getting a closer look at a new transition barn. The two facilities are operated by the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises using employees and inmates from the state prisons in Waupun.

(Beaver Dam) The ninth annual Beaver Dam Pepper Festival will be held this weekend at the Park Village Shopping Center. The event celebrates the sweet, mild vegetable – or technically fruit – that originated in Hungary and its appearance in America dates back to 1912. There will be food, beverages, kids activities, music, a smoothie bike, and the chili cook-off with a $100 first place cash price. All proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit: Dodge County Center for the Arts. The Beaver Dam Pepper Festival will run from 9am to 4pm Saturday.